On January 25, 2011, the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee voted in favor of Senate Bill 3 with a 12-2 vote. The chairman, Senator Don White (R-Indiana), is the prime sponsor of the bill. Senate Bill 3 will allow Pennsylvania to prohibit insurance providers that participate in th
In March of 2010, the U.S. Congress passed a sweeping health care reform law – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Under the Act, states are required to operate and maintain “health insurance exchanges” to provide a menu of low cost, government su
Over 10,000 worshippers, many of them youth from schools around the nation, are expected to gather in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for an end to abortion at the Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life, Sunday, January 23, at 6:30
Philadelphia’s District Attorney released a grand jury report this week detailing criminal charges against an abortionist and nine of his Philadelphia area clinic staff members. The charges include eight counts of murder: one a botched abortion of a 41 year old woman and seven b
New procedures for voluntary open adoption agreements where the prospective adoptive parent can enter into a voluntary agreement with the birth relative of a child to permit continued contact were established this week when Governor Ed Rendell signed SB 1360 into law.
In a statement to mark Respect Life Month, October 2010, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston addressed direct threats to human life and called Catholics to “constantly witness to the inestimable worth and dignity of each human life through a loving concern for the good of oth
The Associated Press has reported that U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth will allow a nonprofit group, Nightlight Christian Adoptions, to bring its lawsuit in the courts, effectively blocking, at least temporarily, expansion of embryonic stem cell research funding by the Obama admini
Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Harrisburg has been assisting families, birth parents and adoptees for over 70 years. Catholic Charities Adoption Services believes in the innate dignity and value of every human life and that every child is entitled to an environment in which he o